Posts Tagged ‘Teams’

Thinking About Teams

By Geoff Powter on December 5th, 2016

Mr. Jackman, our Little League coach that summer so long ago, stood in front of us, shook his head in frustration, and gave us one of his familiar nuggets of motivation. “Look, you guys,” he said, pacing in front of the dugout, “we’re never going to win unless you guys start acting like a team…” […]

The Holidays: Your Opportunity to Boost Employee Engagement

By Meredith Lepley on December 5th, 2016

Happy holidays! We at Miller Consultants hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and is looking forward to a peaceful holiday season. The holidays are a time of kindness, giving, family, togetherness, and gratitude for the many blessings in our lives, and we at Miller Consultants are so grateful for you—our clients and friends. Interestingly, gratitude […]

Courageous Collaboration: An Indispensable Tool for Sustainability

By Kathy Miller on December 5th, 2016

Over the past few years I have had many conversations concerning how to address the challenges that are impacting the sustainability of our planet. Some focused on the role of corporate leaders. Others concerned organizational cultures. Still others pertained to developing and implementing strategies. While all of these discussions were stimulating, one in particular stands […]

Flexibility: Culture Matters More Than Policy

By Meredith Lepley on April 16th, 2015

A friend of mine started a new job recently and negotiated the amount and type of flexibility she’d receive, even requesting that it be written into her employment contract. According to 1 Million for Work Flexibility, she’s not alone. More and more job candidates perceive flexibility as currency and are negotiating for it in the […]

The Masters of Customer Service: Observations at the World’s Most Prestigious Golf Tournament

By Meredith Lepley on April 16th, 2015

Last week I was very fortunate to attend the prestigious Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Four days enjoying beautiful scenery, watching golf’s greatest stars competing in a world-renowned tournament, and no work—how fantastic! But my mind could not escape work. Not because I had difficulty unplugging, but rather because I, an organizational […]

Let’s Talk Turkey!

By Kathy Miller on December 2nd, 2014

“To discuss a problem in a serious way with an intent to solve it .”  Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd Edition. Yes I know that Thanksgiving in the USA has come and gone and that we aren’t talking about turkeys anymore – well at least not until Christmas. However, it is never too late to “talk […]

It Takes All Kinds

By Kathy Miller on August 21st, 2014

When August rolls around, I tend to think about ice cream.  I grew up in rural Indiana where homemade ice cream was the mark of a wonderful summer evening.  So this month, I find myself reflecting on the many amazing flavors of ice cream that comprise my summer treats. And…….. Just as ice cream comes […]